Service set for Save Our Surf founder
A memorial service for environmental crusader and waterman John M. Kelly Jr. will be held Nov. 18 at Kapiolani Community College.
Kelly, 88, who died Oct. 3 at his Black Point home, is known for founding the grass-roots group Save Our Surf in 1964, which used "people power" to successfully stop dozens of development projects on Oahu's South Shore throughout the years.
The gathering will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Ohia Building Cafeteria Hall with a photo display and short video by David Brown.
Talk-story and sharing memories of Kelly begins at 10 a.m. and will include information about getting involved in sea and land conservation projects.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the Surfrider Foundation's Oahu chapter; KAHEA -- the Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance; or the American Friends Service Committee.